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Front-End UI Developer-Research Engineer


Post Date: 08/13/2018 Job ID: 6670 Industry: Other


Ektello is looking for a Research Engineer: Front-End UI Developer candidate in Centennial, CO to work with one of the leading edge Educational Software companies in the world.

Position: Research Engineer-Front-End UI Developer

Location: Centennial, CO

Pay Rate: $65-$73 Per Hour

Contract: 9-12 Months

  • We are a team of applied researchers, data scientists and software developers tasked with identifying new opportunities and transforming new ideas into real, tangible proof-of-concepts.
  • Our work helps define the future of the companies  offerings in both the classroom and in developing educational content.
  • We are seeking a versatile front-end web developer with experience in multiple UI technologies to extend existing application as well as develop new proof-of-concept prototypes.
  • Degrees and formal qualifications are great, but relevant experience and a proven track record to deliver are most important.
  • You are self-motivated, and enjoy developing rough ideas into high quality user experiences.
  • You value collaborating with a team with a wide range of interests.
  • You know how to make an application shine, but you are also know how to keep the codebase maintainable and future-ready.
  • You are excited by learning new technologies, and you also enjoy teaching new technologies to others.
  • You enjoy participating in hands-on collaborative design sessions and expressing your design concepts with the group during iterative whiteboarding sessions.

Candidate Value Proposition:
  • This person will be building the prototypes that will be tested on students and teachers for forward thinking apps into the companies  products and working on a research team where very agile will be developing on the prototype side rather than the larger engineering products. 

Required Skills:
  • 4+ years front-end software engineering experience
  • Ability to express design ideas in an interactive group setting.
  • In-depth knowledge / experience in the following:
    • Javascript
    • AngularJS
    • HTML5, CSS (Less, SCSS, SASS)
    • UX / UI Design
    • Developing complex user flows and interaction
    • Rapid-prototyping of application
    • Git

Nice to have:
  • Other modern web application frameworks
    (e.g. Angular 2+, React, Vue, etc…)
  • Grunt or other task scripting
  • Backend and REST API design
  • Automated Testing (unit and end-to-end)
  • User Testing (e.g., support for A/B testing).
  • Data visualization (e.g., D3.js)
  • Exposure to Python
  • Exposure to relational and NoSQL databases
  • Responsive Web Design (mobile, native, etc...)

  • MS or Ph.D.


Mike Jackson

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